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OUR TEAM

 

WES POSTMA, CET, GSC, PQS

President

PROFILE

With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry Wes has gained experience in a variety of projects ranging in size scope and complexity.  His experience spans many project aspects, and throughout his career Wes performed various different roles in the industry, but always with a focus on estimating and cost management.  As the President of Postma Quantity Surveying Wes is responsible for the day to day operations for the business and ensuring the successful delivery of all our firm’s projects throughout all phases of the work. 

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors – Professional Quantity Surveyor, 1982

  • Canadian Construction Association – Gold Seal Certified – Estimating - 1979

  • Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology Certificate, Construction Engineering, 1979

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member – Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors - 1981

  • Member – Manitoba Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists -1981


WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Postma Quantity Surveying – President (1996-Present)

  • Regent Construction Inc., Chief Estimator/Owner (1996-2010)

  • Bird Construction Co. Ltd., Chief Estimator (1981-1993)

  • V.K.Mason Construction Ltd., Estimator and Project Manager (1979-1981)

BEN POSTMA, PQS, GSC, B.COMM(HONS)

Director Cost Management

PROFILE

Ben has been working part time for PQS over the last 10 years and recently joined the firm on a full-time basis.  Previously to working full time with PQS Ben was the Estimating Manager for Graham Group in Winnipeg.  Ben is an integral member to our team and leads the cost management team.  Ben has developed associated skills in cost planning, procurement management, risk management, design management, constructability review, value engineering and project management. Ben has expertise in market analysis, conceptual estimating, cost forecasting and control and life cycle costing

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors – Professional Quantity Surveyor, 2015

  • Canadian Construction Association – Gold Seal, 2015

  • University of Manitoba – Bachelor of Commerce (hons), 2004

  • Lean Construction Education Program Modules 1-7 – Associated General Contractors of America


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member – Canadian Healthcare Engineering Scociety (CHES)

  • Member – Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, 2007

DENNIS SMITH, QSM QUANTITY SURVEYING

Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveyor - QSM Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying

PROFILE

With over thirty years' experience in this industry, having provided cost planning and project management service to a broad range of projects, including projects as diverse as the Atlantis Entertainment Complex in the UAE, to refineries, mines and power plants in North America. Dennis gained industrial contracting experience while serving as the estimating manager for NewMarch Inc., a major multi-trade contractor in Ontario and Quebec. Clients included General Motors, Petro Canada, Inco, Honda, Stelco and PPG. Dennis added traditional cost planning experience to his contracting background during the 1990's while working in-house for Helyar & Associates and Hanscomb Ltd., two major Canadian cost planning firms. QSM is Dennis’ own firm and he provides all mechanical and electrical cost estimating for Postma Quantity Surveying


EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

  • Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors – Professional Quantity Surveyor


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member – Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors